September 28, 2021

MedTips highlights recent awards and announcements for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. 
 
OHIO STATE EAST HOSPITAL EARNS ‘GET WITH THE GUIDELINES’ AWARD 
The American Heart Association has awarded The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center East Hospital the “Get with the Guidelines” Achievement Award Silver Plus with Target: Type 2 diabetes Honor Roll. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.” Ohio State East Hospital also meets specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department.
 
$100,000 GIFT WILL ALLOW OHIO STATE STRESS-REDUCING PROGRAM TO REACH MORE PEOPLE
Mindfulness in Motion, a proven stress-reduction program for faculty and staff at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will now reach more people thanks to $100,000 in private support from #FirstRespondersFirst and Martyn and Lynne Redgrave. Developed at Ohio State by Maryanna Klatt, director of Integrative Medicine, the program has reduced burnout for health care professionals by 27% and significantly improved resilience and work engagement. Currently serving Ohio State employees, Mindfulness in Motion will expand to include members of the public.
 
DODD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL RANKS AS BEST PHYSICAL REHABILITATION CENTER IN OHIO
Congratulations to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital on receiving recognition as Ohio’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Center 2021 by Newsweek. Rankings are determined by Statista Inc., a global market research firm that ranks the country’s top inpatient rehabilitation facilities based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities. Physical therapy plays an important role in patient care and experience, and we are grateful to the outstanding team at Ohio State for providing such phenomenal care to our rehabilitation patients.
 
CASTLE CONNOLLY NAMES MORE THAN 230 OHIO STATE FACULTY PHYSICIANS 2021 TOP DOCTORS
For more than 25 years, the research company Castle Connolly has featured a Top Doctors list, a resource directory to guide patients to the most trusted, skilled physicians in the United States. The list includes doctors who exhibit quality outcomes through high procedure volume, advanced diagnostic and treatment options and cutting-edge research. This year, Castle Connolly’s list featured in Columbus Monthly magazine includes more than 230 physicians with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.
 
$2.8 NIH AWARD TO FUND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RESEARCH WITH HIV PATIENTS
The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart Lung, Blood and Sleep Institute has awarded $2.8 million over four years to The Ohio State University College of Medicine's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Case Western Reserve University and Northwestern University to study cardiovascular disease in patients who have been diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is a virus that that attacks the body's immune system. Antiretroviral therapy has improved the lifespans of people with HIV, however, there is an approximately two-fold greater risk for cardiovascular disease events in this population compared to the risk among those without HIV. Researchers will try to determine the cellular, metabolic, and inflammatory mediators that contribute to this increased cardiovascular risk.
 
OHIO STATE NEUROLOGY RESIDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS ‘SPIN’ AWARD FOR RESEARCH PROTOCOL
Dr. Jonathan Morena, a resident in The Ohio State University Department of Neurology, has received the 2021 Scientific Progress in Immunoglobulins in Neurology (SPIN) award from Grifols. He will use the $58,000 award to research effects of intravenous immunoglobulin on myeloid cell function in Guillain-Barre syndrome. All individuals admitted to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome will be eligible for this study, which involves high level biomarker analyses of cerebrospinal fluid and blood, along with pre- and post- standard treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin.
 
WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. Despite the unprecedented times over the last year and a half, the medical center successfully reported achievement across 11 different areas of sustainability through the annual Environmental Excellence Awards program. The medical center was recognized for its community involvement, investments in resilience and efforts to address racial equity and health disparities.

 

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Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu

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